Re: Everyone Loves Unrelated Stats

Not only is bad local government a major obstacle, but Gore failed to note that in the BBC article, it’s the European Union who is the subsidy culprit responsible for the $913/cow/year figure. US farm subsidies, while high, are nowhere near as bloated as those in Europe.

Kudos to the Bush administration for arguing against Europe’s high agricultural subsidies and block-headed rules against genetically-modified foods at the Doha trade talks. Both will help American farmers (enabling the US government to trim its own subsidies) and help poor nations feed themselves.